The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority approved the development of the Manori Desalination Plant in Mumbai, Maharashtra on November 2, 2023. The project, being implemented by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, involves setting up a desalination plant with 200 mld capacity at Manori. Given the possibility of a population expansion in the coming years, an additional provision of boosting the capacity to 400 mld has been kept open for this facility. The project cost is Rs 16 billion and Rs 19.2 billion will be spent on the operation and maintenance of this project for 20 years. It will be developed on 12 hectares of land. It is likely to be completed by 2027.